Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
Courthouse built in 1871, now Hastings City Hall
mkrogman photo 2016
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(Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist).
OBITS: Catherine Carlan, Thomas Glory, Mrs. A. C. Whittier
DIRECTORIES: 1916 Farmers' Directory - Waterford, Sciota, Inver Grove Townships
KAPOSIA: People-Joseph Renville, Little Crow, Mr. Griggs, Mr. Bell
KAPOSIA: News and History - 1852 Begging Dance
PEOPLE: Joseph Pfenning, Panchot
MARRIAGES: County Marriage Records - ~ 300 records from 1926
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
DIRECTORIES: 1916 Farmers' Directory Eagan Township, Mendota Township
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